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Safeway Canada Reviews

Updated February 2, 2018
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Safeway Canada President and COO Chuck Mulvenna
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Pros
  • Good pay (for now) and great Benefits (for now) (in 10 reviews)

  • Very respectful work environment (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • No real benefits for part-time workers (in 10 reviews)

  • I was promised full time hours with benefits, but when I started it was more like casual part time (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Night Stocker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Interesting experince, no interaction with people

    Cons

    Work night shifts, bad sleeping cycles


  2. "CASHIER"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    GREAT BENEFITS..NOTHING ELSE TO SAY

    Cons

    LOUSY PEOPLE TO WORK WITH VERY EGOTISTICAL, not friendly, very indifferent, snobs, low life's...... management does not say one word to you after 6 months of being there....... when it changed from Albertsons to safeway it was awful. the computer system was not compatible with the software applications and visa versa, customers were complaining, after over 2.2 years of working there I quit...... could not take the incompentance of the management and computer programing, software etc..... very bad customer service after the new safeway registers were in effect............ people arguing and complaining constantly... after 11 years a guy who was working there said it was quitting time after the new registers were installed on self check out because he could not take people complaining each second... it was awful.... bad choice of replacing the registers, etc....... NEVER KNOW THE HOURS AND DAYS YOU WILL WORK CHANGES ALL THE TIME. CALL YOU ON YOUR DAYS OFF AND EXPECTS YOU TO WORK.

    Advice to Management

    SAY HELLO TO YOUR EMPLOYEES MAKE THEM FEEL LIKE A SEMI HUMAN BEING... UNREAL.......... THEY HIRE LOW LIFE'S NOT A GOOD PLACE TO GET A JOB...... GIVE THEM A ZERO OUT OF A FIVE....

  3. "not a great place to start"

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    Former Employee - Promotional Specialist in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Promotional Specialist in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Safeway Canada full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Learn to deal with bad management

    Cons

    zero training on inner software systems, bad management


  4. Helpful (25)

    "customer service"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Houston, TX

    I worked at Safeway Canada (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of different locations to work at college tution rembiursemebt for certain classes. Good co workers for the most part, Employee discount at times

    Cons

    There should be a lot more positive feedback instead of negative so much. Employee uniforms are pretty non flattering lot of micro managing

    Advice to Management

    Please consider not talking down to lower level employees and be more respectful of peoples feelings and circumstances. Treatment of employees need to be better


  5. "I worked for them as a order selector in the warehouse"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    you are just talking to the talk man everyday throughout your shift,

    Cons

    management push workers to their limit
    management follow and spy on workers whether they are working or no
    talking is prohibited


  6. Helpful (2)

    "okay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Safeway Canada part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The flexible schedule is nice, especially if like me you are a student and need to be able to work the schedule around classes.

    Cons

    This place is okay to work for in the short term. i would not recommend making working here a permanent career choice as there is little to no room for advancement.


  7. "Working at safeway"

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    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Safeway Canada part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pros working at Safeway are the hours, union, benifits

    Cons

    The Cons on working there is that if you do not like shift work then this is not for you

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to learn to wok with their employees, It is a part time job, if you can not wok certains days or hours you should work around them

  8. "Great people lead by the leaders"

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    Former Employee - Produce Clerk in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Produce Clerk in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Safeway Canada full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay eventually, people good, stable industry

    Cons

    Lock step management, company driven by the current leader, some staff not up to par

    Advice to Management

    Make decisions based not on perceived immediate need but rather on facts and helpful suggestions


  9. "Goal Oriented"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Suwŏn, Kyonggi (South Korea)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Suwŏn, Kyonggi (South Korea)

    I worked at Safeway Canada part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Safeway which has over 85 years of existence while serving communities across Western Canada. Has till date have great and positive impact on the people and the environment where which it is located. Thus, making them a global icon and dream work place for me.

    Cons

    Although, it may be true that Canada Safeway dominated the grocery store landscape in Western Canada in the 1970s and 1980s. However, in a competitive market Safeway is not investing enough in the products which they sale.

    Advice to Management

    The management of Should go back to the original drawing of Safeway, so as to track and prepare for a more digital market in other to achieve success in the upcoming 5th industrial revolution.


  10. "GREAT Experiences"

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    Former Employee - Clerk in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Clerk in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Safeway Canada part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Loved Working at Safeway.
    Excellent team environment
    Thoughtful management

    Cons

    Union
    Less flexibility with hours than would be expected


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